Perhaps you've heard Denise Alley speak at a conference? Or maybe you saw Denise and her family "The Wisdom Indian Dancers" performing at one of Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Benefit concerts doing the Native American sign language to "The Lord's Prayer" as Willie sang it to open up the concert? Or maybe you just saw her beating her drum next to Neil Young in the opening of the Bridge School Benefit concert as he sang, “Sugar Mountain.” No matter how you found about her, you know that Denise speaks and performs with spirit!
With over 27 years of experience as a speaker and Native American performer internationally, she has worked with businesses, organizations, Native American tribes, and conferences providing keynotes and workshops.
Denise uniquely blends her tribal roots, intuition, and enthusiasm for life to enhance personal and professional development and success in her clients whether one-on-one or in an audience as she speaks. She has been seen on PBS, cable networks, the Arizona Republic and a guest on Sirius XM Satellite, Native America Calling and Law of Attraction radio shows. Denise’s first book, Native Heart: The Seven Keys to Peace & Gratitude in Your Life (2011, self-published) is available on website and is completing her second book on faith.
Alley is involved in charitable causes and volunteers for Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid benefit concert and performed with Neil Young and Peggy Young’s Bridge School benefit concerts with her son and granddaughters.
Coming from Cherokee, Loyal-Shawnee and Otoe descent, Denise grew up in the northeastern hills of Oklahoma in Craig County. Living modestly in a two-bedroom house with her grandparents she was use to using an old tub hand wringer washer, and having peyote pulp put on her skinned knee after falling down. Denise says, “ I never knew peyote was drug until I went to college.” She graduated from Brigham Young University in Communications.
Today, Denise shares a unique message to modern day society from Native wisdom mixed with spiritual enthusiasm to simply slow down, tune into your heart and feel the grass beneath your feet.
Denise is a sought after keynote speaker that shares humor and stories from the past blended with faith, hope and wholeness for the future despite past abuse in families, race or culture, a message that applies to both personal and professional development.
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